--"When I watch the movie I don't see an actor playing me, I see myself." - Elton John
Hailed as "magnificent and gloriously off the charts" (Stephanie Zacharek, TIME) and "one of the best films of the year" (IGN), ROCKETMAN blasts off three weeks early on Digital August 6, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 27 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
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Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes, ROCKETMAN is "a spectacular journey through the mind of a genius" (Jake Hamilton, WFLD-TV (FOX)) and boasts incredible performances of Elton John's beloved songs by Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service). This electrifying film also stars Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Elton's longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden ("Bodyguard") as Elton's first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) as Elton's mother Sheila Farebrother.
The Digital***, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over 75 minutes of must-see bonus content, including four extended musical sequences introduced by director Dexter Fletcher that showcase even more of the spectacular singing and dancing by Taron Egerton and the cast. The releases also include breakthrough moments not seen in theaters with 10 deleted and extended scenes with an introduction by Dexter Fletcher; sing-along tracks of 13 select songs; behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Elton John, the cast, and filmmakers; intimate footage from recording studio sessions; plus, a ROCKETMAN jukebox that allows viewers to skip straight to the music. Also, for a limited time while supplies last, the Combo Packs will include a collectible booklet with a special message from Elton John for fans of ROCKETMAN.
In addition, the Digital release will include access to three more featurettes and two more deleted/extended scenes. Apple TV (iTunes) will additionally offer exclusive access to rehearsal footage from "The Bitch Is Back" and a look at Elton John's lasting impact.
The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital releases feature Dolby Vision(R), which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker****. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos(R) soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead****. In addition, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include access to a Digital copy of the film.
"His music inspires you, his life will surprise you" (Jake Hamilton, WFLD-TV (FOX)). ROCKETMAN is a one-of-a-kind musical celebration set to Elton John's most beloved songs. Discover how a shy, small-town boy becomes one of the most iconic figures in rock & roll. Featuring an all-star cast, this truly spectacular and utterly electrifying ride is filled with show-stopping musical performances and is "unlike anything you've ever seen" (Jake Hamilton, WFLD-TV (FOX)).
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, BLU-RAY COMBO & DIGITAL***
Extended Musical Numbers: Introduction by Dexter Fletcher The Bitch Is Back Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache Honky Cat Deleted and Extended Scenes: Introduction by Dexter Fletcher I Love Rock And Roll You've Got to Kill the Person You Were Born To Be Arabella Elton in the Gas Oven Stylish Boots You're Not the First Closet Queer with a Mummy Complex The Blood Test The Heart Attack The Launderette Do You Want Anything? It's Going to Be a Wild Ride: Creative Vision Becoming Elton John: Taron's Transformation Larger Than Life: Production Design & Costuming Full Tilt: Staging the Musical Numbers Music Reimagined: The Studio Sessions - Behind the scenes in the recording studio with Taron & Elton ROCKETMAN Lyric Companion: Sing-Along with Select Songs (English only): The Bitch Is Back I Want Love Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) Your Song Crocodile Rock Tiny Dancer Honky Cat Rocket Man Bennie and the Jets Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word Goodbye Yellow Brick Road I'm Still Standing ROCKETMAN Jukebox: Jump Straight to the Music
ONLY AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL***
The Right Chemistry: The Ensemble Cast Rocket Man: Anatomy of a Scene Rocket Man Music Video - Taron Egerton sings the classic Deleted and Extended Scenes: That's My Grandad's Name The Morning After
APPLE TV (iTUNES) EXCLUSIVES
Be True to Yourself: Elton John's Lasting Impact Rehearsal Shoot for "The Bitch Is Back"
The ROCKETMAN DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.
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PARAMOUNT PICTURES Presents In Association with NEW REPUBLIC PICTURES A MARV FILMS / ROCKET PICTURES Production "ROCKETMAN" TARON EGERTON JAMIE BELL RICHARD MADDEN and BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD Original Score by MATTHEW MARGESON Costume Designer JULIAN DAY Edited by CHRIS DICKENS, ACE Production Designer MARCUS ROWLAND Music Producer GILES MARTIN Director of Photography GEORGE RICHMOND, BSC Executive Producers ELTON JOHN CLAUDIA VAUGHN BRIAN OLIVER STEVE HAMILTON SHAW MICHAEL GRACEY Produced by MATTHEW VAUGHN, p.g.a. DAVID FURNISH, p.g.a. ADAM BOHLING, p.g.a. DAVID REID, p.g.a. Written by LEE HALL Directed by DEXTER FLETCHER
Soundtrack Album on Virgin-EMI UK / Interscope Records
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ROCKETMAN ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Street Date: August 6, 2019 (Digital) August 27, 2019 (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD) U.S. Rating: R, language throughout, some drug use, and sexual content Canadian Rating: 14A, coarse language, sexual content
*On-screen lyrics available on 13 select songs **Limited quantity, while supplies last ***Availability of bonus content varies by digital retailer ****4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos are available at select digital retailers; to experience Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at home, compatible devices are required
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